Watch Your Tongue

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths …

Anaïs Throws a Wrench

Hank was on his way to the grocery store when he bumped into Anaïs. "Hello, Anaïs." "Hello, Pastor Hank." "How is the Bible Study coming along?" "Great. I just finished the first lesson." The first lesson was, Is There Anything Left You Can Trust? It was a study about the Bible. "I got all the …

Melania’s Day With Matt and Cam

"Ready for a day of fun?" Matt asked Melania. She nodded, smiling. "I am and I'm sure Cam is too." "Yes, he is." "He looks so adorable in his tee shirt and jeans." "I bought them from Oshkosh. They sell really great stuff." "A couple of my co-workers buy their children's' clothes from there." When …

Slavery and Grooming

"What's on your mind?" Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. "Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers." "I'm sure you're going to explain what you mean." "Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

The Forbidden Fruit

"This apple is so delicious," Avril exclaimed. "It's sweet and tart at the same time. Now, I know why Eve couldn't resist eating one." "Why do you assume that it was an apple she ate?" Donny asked. "Why couldn't it have been a plum or a mango or some other fruit?" "I don't know. In …

Freedom for Joe

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed - 8:36 I’s in chains fo tryin’ to run away.  I’s a human being.  I shoulda bin free not nobody’s slave.  Dey treats us worst than dem animals.  When dey brought us here to this here plantation, dey had chains round our necks …

Companionship

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him" - Genesis 2:18 I was studying a lesson on the first two chapters of Genesis and one of the questions asked was, "What parts of the created world talk to you in …

Let Everything Praise the Lord

  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! - Psalm 150:6   Thank You, Lord for putting a smile on my face this morning.  It was wonderful to see those seagulls and the squirrels eating the food You provided for them Lord, I love You because You care not only for …

Angry With God

Don't you just love it when your child decides to have a temper tantrum when you're in the supermarket, a restaurant or anywhere in public?  Some of us feel embarrassed and mortified, especially when we get those "why can't she control her child?" looks.  We try to deal with the situation as best as we …

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